2021 Volvo C40 Recharge

Another all-electric model added to the Volvo Cars Recharge range

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The Volvo Cars electrified Recharge line gets another model – the C40 Recharge – as part of the carmaker’s ongoing plans to have fully electric vehicles account for 50% of its global sales volume by 2025. And by 2030, it plans for every vehicle it sells to run only on electricity, no more combustion engines or hybrids.

The C40 Recharge will go in production during the fourth quarter of this year at the Volvo Cars plant in Belgium where the XC40 Recharge is also built. In line with its ambition of reducing complexity in its model offering and focus on attractive pre-selected variants, Volvo Cars has drastically simplified the consumer offering of the C40 Recharge.

2021 Volvo C40 Recharge

420 kms range and more to come
The propulsion consists of twin electric motors – one on the front and one on the rear axle – powered by a 78 kWh battery pack that can be fast-charged to 80% in about 40 minutes. Its range is anticipated to be around 420 kms, and this figure is expected to improve over time via over-the-air software updates that will make running more efficient.

2021 Volvo C40 Recharge

The C40 Recharge has all the benefits of an SUV but with a lower and sleeker design. It is based on the CMA vehicle platform and the first Volvo model in history designed as pure electric only. The new front design introduces a new face for all-electric Volvos and includes headlights with state-of-the-art pixel technology. The rear of the C40 Recharge features a striking rear-end design to go with the lower roofline.

2021 Volvo C40 Recharge

Inside, the C40 Recharge provides customers with the high seating position that most Volvo drivers are said to prefer. Besides a range of colour and decor options unique to the model, it is also the first Volvo model to be completely leather-free.

Google/Android infotainment system
Like the XC40 Recharge, the C40 Recharge will come with what is claimed to be one of the best infotainment systems on the market. The system, jointly developed with Google and running the Android operating system, provides consumers with Google apps and services built-in. This includes navigation and connectivity apps which are commonly found on other portable personal devices.

2021 Volvo C40 Recharge

“The C40 Recharge represents the future of Volvo and shows where we are going,” said Henrik Green, the company’s Chief Technology Officer. “It is fully electric, offered online only with a convenient care package and will be available for quick delivery. Getting a new Volvo was never this attractive.”

2021 Volvo C40 Recharge

Available online only
Volvo Cars is fundamentally changing how and where to meet its customers, and will transform the current wholesale model by moving online. Its electric vehicle models will be available online only. As part of this new commercial strategy, Volvo Cars will invest heavily in its online sales channels, radically reduce complexity in its product offer, and with transparent and set pricing models.

When customers get a new C40 Recharge, it will come with a convenient care package that includes items such as service, warranty, roadside assistance, as well as insurance and home charging options.

2021 Volvo C40 Recharge

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